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Meyers, Robert A. (Robert Allen) 1936-

Overview
Works: 230 works in 968 publications in 2 languages and 14,163 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: Q123, 574.8803
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert A Meyers
Encyclopedia of physical science and technology by Robert A Meyers( Book )

115 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following in the footsteps of the earlier editions, hundreds of the most respected scientists and engineers participated in the creation of this new edition, including many Nobel Laureates. The articles are in-depth, yet accessible, and address all of the key areas of physical science--including aeronautics, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computers, earth sciences, electronics, engineering, materials science, mathematics, nuclear technology, physics, power systems, propulsion, and space technology. (Midwest)
Molecular biology and biotechnology : a comprehensive desk reference by Robert A Meyers( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of petroleum refining processes by Robert A Meyers( Book )

42 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fully revised resource presents the latest technologies and processes for petroleum refining from the world's leading producers, including Chevron, Shell, ExxonMobil, and UOP
Encyclopedia of environmental pollution and cleanup( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This condensed version of the eight volume "Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation" provides a convenient source of information on environmental hazards and the methods that can be employed to detect and repair them
Encyclopedia of telecommunications( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of astronomy and astrophysics( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of modern physics( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of lasers and optical technology( Book )

13 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative volume will bring readers up to date with the latest advances in lasers and optics. The topics reflect the new understanding and technology that have appeared in recent years and cover such areas as: Holography, Chemical, free-electron, gas, nuclear pumped, rare gas-halide, speckle interferometry, and tunable dye lasers science of color microoptics optical circuitry optical fiber communication telescopes and much more
Handbook of energy technology and economics by Robert A Meyers( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reserves and production of conventional fossil fuels and uranium; Coal mining technology and economics; Coal preparation; Synfuels from cola; Petroleuym production; Petroleum processing; Peat technologu and economics; Oil shale; Oil sands; Nuclear fusion power
Handbook of synfuels technology by Robert A Meyers( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of environmental analysis and remediation( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coal structure by Robert A Meyers( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of analytical chemistry : applications, theory, and instrumentation by Robert A Meyers( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Work is proposed as three supplementary volumes publishing 10 years after the original publication of the Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (EAC). EAC provides a much-needed professional level reference work and is the most comprehensive analytical chemistry reference available, covering all aspects from theory and instrumentation through to applications and techniques"--Provided by publisher
Handbook of chemicals production processes by Robert A Meyers( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of petrochemicals production processes by Robert A Meyers( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemicals -- and the process used to produce them -- are a billion dollar business. Written by experts from major international petrochemical licensing firms, this innovative handbook details the latest and most powerful chemical processes used to create the most economically important chemicals in the world
Encyclopedia of complexity and systems science by Robert A Meyers( Book )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work includes carefully selected, peer-reviewed contributions of a level far superior to that found on the world wide web. It contains contributions on the mathematical (e.g. probability and statistics, graph theory, complex network theory, game theory, nonlinear differential equations, cellular automata, synergetics, perturbation theory, fractals, etc.) and modeling basis (agent based modeling and simulation, soft computing, granular computing, data mining and knowledge discovery, computational complexity theory, artificial cells, etc.) for approaching complex systems, at a high academic level. Also present are contributions describing progress using these tools in physics, econometrics, ecosystems, climate change, weather prediction, nanoelectronics, complex networks, quantum computing, chemistry, astrophysics, geophysics, systems biology, physical biology, bioinformatics, medicine, system dynamics, engineering, control and dynamical systems, and robotics as well as social, economics and political sciences
Computational Complexity : Theory, Techniques, and Applications by Robert A Meyers( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex systems are systems that comprise many interacting parts with the ability to generate a new quality of collective behavior through self-organization, e.g. the spontaneous formation of temporal, spatial or functional structures. These systems are often characterized by extreme sensitivity to initial conditions as well as emergent behavior that are not readily predictable or even completely deterministic. The recognition that the collective behavior of the whole system cannot be simply inferred from an understanding of the behavior of the individual components has led to the development of numerous sophisticated new computational and modeling tools with applications to a wide range of scientific, engineering, and societal phenomena. Computational Complexity: Theory, Techniques and Applications presents a detailed and integrated view of the theoretical basis, computational methods, and state-of-the-art approaches to investigating and modeling of inherently difficult problems whose solution requires extensive resources approaching the practical limits of present-day computer systems. This comprehensive and authoritative reference examines key components of computational complexity, including cellular automata, graph theory, data mining, granular computing, soft computing, wavelets, and more
Mathematics of complexity and dynamical systems by Robert A Meyers( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematics of Complexity and Dynamical Systems is an authoritative reference to the basic tools and concepts of complexity, systems theory, and dynamical systems from the perspective of pure and applied mathematics. Complex systems are systems that comprise many interacting parts with the ability to generate a new quality of collective behavior through self-organization, e.g. the spontaneous formation of temporal, spatial or functional structures. These systems are often characterized by extreme sensitivity to initial conditions as well as emergent behavior that are not readily predictable or even completely deterministic. The more than 100 entries in this wide-ranging, single source work provide a comprehensive explication of the theory and applications of mathematical complexity, covering ergodic theory, fractals and multifracticals, dynamical systems, perturbation theory, solitons, systems and control theory, and related topics. Mathematics of Complexity and Dynamical Systems is an essential reference for all those interested in mathematical complexity, from undergraduate and graduate students up through professional researchers
Extreme environmental events : complexity in forecasting and early warning by Robert A Meyers( Book )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extreme Environmental Events is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory, as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems, to the prediction, monitoring, and evaluation of major natural phenomena affecting life on earth. These phenomena are often highly destructive, and include earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, climate change, and weather. Early warning, damage, and the immediate response of human populations to these phenomena are also covered from the point of view of complexity and nonlinear systems. In 61 authoritative, state-of-the art articles, world experts in each field apply such tools and concepts as fractals, cellular automata, solitons game theory, network theory, and statistical physics to an understanding of these complex geophysical phenomena"--Back cover
Encyclopedia of sustainability science and technology( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustainability in environmental usage refers to the potential longevity of vital human ecological support systems, such as the planet's climate system, systems of agriculture, industry, forestry, fisheries and the ocean, and fresh water, together with the impact of human communities, transportation systems, and the built environment in general on these natural services. Although definitions of "sustainable development" are often stated without reference to the number of people to be supported and at what standard of living, it is clear that we face something like a 50% increase in food demand as early as 2030, while global energy and materials use is expected to grow by 300% over this period. At the same time, the proportion of the population that lives in an urban environment will rise from about 47% to 60%. Up until now, economic development, growth, and sustainability strategies such as the "green revolution" were heavily dependent on large inputs of fossil fuels. In addition, about 70% of available freshwater is used by agriculture. Many of these approaches no longer appear sustainable as many natural resources, including petroleum, are poised to become scarce relative to population. Sustainability science and technology is not a discipline, but is the grand challenge of our time. Top-down approaches to controlling population growth, maintaining biodiversity, modeling large-scale systems, etc. certainly do exist, and perspectives on a number of these issues can be found in a complementary work, Springer's "Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science." However, science and technology and the resulting innovation economy is also a bottom-up affair involving myriad individuals and research teams in publicly funded scientific laboratories and private corporations. This process of innovation is essentially unpredictable resulting in a great range of promising technologies that are individually dwarfed by the scope of the sustainability challenge but represent essential contributions to this goal. The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ESST) is founded on this assumption. An indispensable resource for scientists and engineers in developing new technologies and for applying existing technologies to sustainability, ESST is presented at the university and professional level needed for scientists, engineers, and their students to support real progress in sustainability science and technology. Although the emphasis is on science and technology rather than policy, the Encyclopedia is also a comprehensive and authoritative resource for policy makers who want to understand the scope of research and development and how these bottom-up innovations map on to the sustainability challenge. ESST is also unique in gathering many of the world's most respected scientists, including several Nobel Laureates and a Crafoord Prize winner to advise, edit, and write on more than 600 separate topics in 42 sections. Among the topics are green chemistry for industry, water use and recovery, crop production including precision farming, genetic modification of crops, forestry and fisheries. all types of energy production, electric utility as well as small scale electricity generation, mass and personal transportation with fuel modification, power source variation, pollution control and waste disposition, solid waste utilization, recycle and disposition, urban planning and the built environment, environmental quality, engineering mitigation, adaptation and forecasting of global warming and any possible cooling due to solar-earth insolation and dimming, geoengineering of global warming mitigation measures, measurement and observation systems (terrestrial and from space), indoor pollution and industrial hygiene, epidemiology and disease prevention, as well as modeling methodologies for all of the above individually and in aggregate earth model formats. ESST is prepared by scientists and engineers for other scientists and engineers in a succinct yet authoritative format that provides students and non-specialists with a detailed understanding of the multidisciplinary landscape of sustainability science and technology
 
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Molecular biology and biotechnology : a comprehensive desk reference
Alternative Names
Meyers, R. A.

Meyers, R.A. 1936-

Meyers, R.A. (Robert Allen), 1936-

Meyers, Robert A.

Meyers, Robert A. 1936-

Meyers, Robert A. (Robert Allen)

Meyers, Robert Allen 1936-

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English (354)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Molecular biology and biotechnology : a comprehensive desk referenceHandbook of petroleum refining processesEncyclopedia of environmental pollution and cleanupEncyclopedia of telecommunicationsEncyclopedia of lasers and optical technologyEncyclopedia of environmental analysis and remediationEncyclopedia of analytical chemistry : applications, theory, and instrumentationHandbook of petrochemicals production processes